The year 1988 was a unique time in my life, both chessically and personally. In 1987, I had just won my second North Carolina championship and earned the National Master title. In hindsight it seems like the one period of my chess life when I was brimming with confidence; I had achieved two of my greatest […]
The Team at Boston Dynamics has come out with a new robot in their line of quadrupeds named SpotMini! SpotMini is a new smaller version of the Spot robot, weighing 55 lbs dripping wet (65 lbs if you include its arm.) SpotMini is all-electric (no hydraulics) and runs for about 90 minutes on a charge, […]
The Bait Chef: Delightfully Pungent Catfish Cakes by FieldandStream Catfish are a highly refined species, with a sophisticated palate. To catch a mess of classy cats—or just some regular ones—raid the pantry and whip up this ultra-rotten...Show More Summary
Muhammad Ali was laid to rest in my hometown on June 10th. Tens of thousands lined the city streets for a 19-mile motorcade processional that led from his childhood home on Grand Avenue to Louisville’s Cave Hill Cemetery. 20,000 filled the Yum Center for a memorial service that followed. Louisville WDRB Sports Journalist Eric […]
How to Mix the Perfect Old Fashioned by FieldandStream The Old Fashioned—the original cocktail—has never gone out of style, and never will. Why? Because it's easy to mix and absolutely delicious. The drink is also easy to screw up.Show More Summary
To catch fish you first have to locate them. Understanding survival motives and feeding habits can help you identify key areas. From underwater structure and seams to depth and riffles, find more information about reading streams in this piece on … more ?
Optics companies have conditioned shooters to expect new products every year that are useful, distinctive, and eye-catching, but that are just different enough from the previous year’s models to gin up demand for the new glass. In recent...Show More Summary
Faced with wildfires and river closures due to high temperatures, Brian Kimmel of Shadow of a Trout Outfitters and Tracy Allen of Adipose Boatworks trade trout fishing for carp in this short film. Via Catch Magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90xOZQI0O2Y
Aggressive Elk-Calling Tactics for Bowhunters by FieldandStream Effective game calling isn't just a matter of recreating the sounds. Good callers—whether they're calling turkeys, ducks, predators, or bull elk—are masters at creating a complete illusion. Show More Summary
In this film short Nick Duke offers up beautiful footage of fly fishing for smallmouth bass on the Savannah River.
Click the image above for what I call “Still Life With Dylan” When it comes to binoculars, I’ve long been...
The archerfish usually reserves its impressive spitting skills for knocking insects into the water. But a team of scientists at Oxford University, headed by Dr. Cait Newport, conditioned eight archerfish to spit at the image of a human...Show More Summary
/ Gun of the Week: AR-17 Shotgun by OutdoorLife / Although the name AR-17 might call to mind a black gun, this 1960s-shotgun is a different breed than the AR-15s and AR-10s manufactured by Armalite. Watch the video for details, a ndShow More Summary
Robotic exoskeletons, long a staple of sci-fi novels, comic books, and movies, are now part of the real world—and they’ve mostly followed the sci-fi model.... read more
/ Gun Lab: Frankford Hand Deprimer Review by OutdoorLife If you reload your own ammo, consider checking out this handy new tool from Frankford Arsenal that will remove spent primers for you. It's compatible with a range of casing sizes, and won't alter any of the dimensions on your brass.
Spring always seems to be a long time coming when you live where snow is measured in feet rather than inches, and where winter lasts about half the year. It's hard to believe but less than two months ago, some of these top smallmouth...Show More Summary
The Fire Bird is a classic Bird’s Nest pattern with an added hot spot using UV Fly Paint to give it extra flare. View the tying tutorial via Loon Outdoors. Looking back on progress you’ve made as an angler can … more ?
Welcome to a new week and a new challenge! Have you been scrapping much recently or could you do with a push to get a page off the ground? This week’s challenge is a great one for finally putting a paper you love into your album, because...Show More Summary
Judging shotguns is a lot like judging music—personal taste figures heavily into the equation. Above all, however, the elements that go into a shotgun’s design and construction must work in harmony to augment our innate ability to track...Show More Summary
Outdoor Life’s gun test is serious business. It is a lot of fun as well, there’s no denying that. But beyond the smell of powder, the piles of hot brass, the sore shoulders, the ringing of steel, and the smiles on the faces of the shooters lurks a solemn task. Show More Summary